Hello art lovers. first I want to apologize for not posting since January. The reason why I started this site is because I am an artist too and I’ve been busy exploring, making new work and slowly building a career. As I was away, I’d check back periodically and was astounded by the amount of traffic this little blog was receiving. Since February 2011, We have had over 22,000 visitors. I know that is very modest, but it matters to me. It tells me that there are people reading this blog and using it as a resource and a source of inspiration. I have a lot of plans for this blog. Stay tuned for more artists interviews, how-to’s and even some videos. And thank you from the bottom of my heart for stopping to take a look. This has been a labor of love. Please, spread the word, with the IRBMA button at the right and like us on facebook so you can share with your friends . Now, on to business
I was a pack rat as a kid. Well, I never really stopped, but I had to slow down, since I don’t want my surroundings to look like an episode of “Hoarders”. One reason I have difficulty chucking things is because I can always see the hidden beauty in mundane objects. What could be more mundane than the ubiquitous plastic bag? Still, there are artists who have found a more noble purpose for plastic bags than just toting groceries.
Ruby’s Reusable makes adorable little baby dolls using plastic bags, bubble wrap and packing tape. I wonder if Ruby will start making plastic clothing for these cuties.
As part of the exhibit, Oh, Plastiksack! The Museum of Applied Arts and Design in Switzerland organized an installation of plastic bags, lit up and piled into a dumpster.
Australian environmental artist, John Dahlsen his well known for us plastic bag “paintings” that resemble nautical landscapes
I think it would be a great challenge for all artists to try to make a piece with plastic bags. There would be no shortage of material.